GREEN MUSIC FESTIVAL


For Only $18, Amazing Artists and Exceptional
Entertainment at Green Music Festival

Tickets are on sale now for faculty and staff at $18 each for the Green Music Festival 2008 season. The summer program, from July 11-20, brings an exciting lineup of outstanding local artists - top notch jazz, remarkable vocalists, brilliant choral singers, chamber artists, world music and, for good measure, a California political treasure to campus.

The Orient Express brings "Romance and Adventure on the Trail of the Gypsies," music that is romantic, exciting and unusual on Friday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Evert B. Person Theatre. Visit www.orientexpressmusic.com for more on these extraordinary musicians. Ethnic dancer Miriam Peretz will also perform.

Jackie RyanWorld-class jazz musician Jackie Ryan will perform hits from her #1 vocal jazz CD on Saturday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Warren Auditorium. The Boston Globe has called her "Extravagantly gifted" and the Los Angeles Times says, "Extraordinary is the word...Jazz singing at the very best." For more on Ryan, visit www.jackieryan.com.

The sophisticated and inspiring a cappella sound of the Clerestory vocal ensemble can be heard on Sunday, July 13, at 4 p.m. in Evert B. Person Theatre. The versatility, quality and variety of their performance is not one to miss. Visit www.clerestory.org for more on the group.

Basic BrownAlthough he may not play an instrument, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown marches to his own tune. On Tuesday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Evert B. Person Theatre, he will discuss his life and the times as written in his new book, Basic Brown. A Q&A session with the author will be moderated by Political Science Professor David McCuan.

The Grammy-nominated Pacific Mozart Ensemble returns to SSU for a vocal concert of a cappella jazz and pop on Wednesday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Evert B. Person Theatre. Directed by Music Professor Lynne Morrow, the ensemble will incorporate sophisticated arrangements and imaginative music styles. Visit www.pacificmozart.org.

Gifted pianist Larry Vuckovich's most recent jazz recording "Street Scene" has reached the top 10 on the JazzWeek radio charts. On Friday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Warren Auditorium, Vuckovich and his Jazz Band will bring what Jazz Improv calls "...originality, elegance, dexterity and most of all...great sense of swing, time, space and phrasing," to the Festival concert. To read more about this artist, visit www.larryvuckovich.com.

Wesla WhitfieldWesla Whitfield is known as a remarkable singer with a deep love for the rich storehouse of musical treasures often identified as the Great American Popular Songbook. She will bring her talent to Warren Auditorium on Saturday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.weslawhitfield.com to learn more about this vocalist.

Grammy nominated for their last two releases in 2006 and 2007, Quartet San Francisco redefines the sound of chamber music. Non-traditional in their delivery, "when the music says swing, we swing. When the music says groove, we groove." Their CD, "Latigo" was honored with a Grammy nomination for Best Classical Crossover. The group will perform their hits at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 20 in Evert B. Person Theatre. Visit www.quartetsanfrancisco.com.

Before every show, guitarists Jeff Falconer and Dennis Cordellos (JayDub & Dino) will provide free Midsummer Night Music in the tent. Their show begins an hour before each program.

Reserved single tickets to each event are $24 for adults, $18 for seniors (65 or older) and SSU faculty and staff, and $12 youth (5-17), or choose any four performances for $80.

To order tickets:
By Phone: Toll Free, 1-877-778-3378 (1-877-SSU FEST)
Online: www.cityboxoffice.com
In Person: City Box Office, 180 Redwood St. Suite 100 San Francisco, CA
Group Sales: 1-415-346-7805 Linda Graham Groups Sales (for groups of 10 or more).

For more information, visit http://greenmusicfestival.sonoma.edu.

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